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Time After Time (1979)
 7.1
 15K
Time After Time (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper escaped capture fleeing his own time to take refuge in ours - with Wells himself in pursuit?
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychotronic, cult film, tense, suspense, clever, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, jack the ripper, serial killer, fish out of water, culture clash, romance, adventure, crimes, supernatural, heroes, misfit, graphic violence, love and romance, fall in love, changing the past or future, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, imaginary, disorder, deadly, rescue, supernatural romance ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, year 1979 ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe

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Most similar movies to Time After Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and suspense films with plots about time travel, changing the past or future, chase, imaginary, danger, dialogue and technology mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Time After Time: Back to the Future (1985), 12 Monkeys (2015), 11.22.63 (2016), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Primer (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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100%
 7.7
 40K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, apocalypse, epidemic, post apocalypse, virus, time machine, sent to the past, plague, chaos, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 72K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, time traveler, altering history, kennedy assassination, time, surveillance, twists & turns, murder, historical event, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroic mission, invisibility, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s ...
Place: california, philadelphia, nevada, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 98K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: twists and turns, surreal, philosophical, tricky, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, inventor, experiment gone awry, parallel universe, inventions and discoveries, friends, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, experiment, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 5K
Looker (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, plastic surgeon, model, investigation, mind game, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, technology gone awry, disorder, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 251K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, time machine, changing the past or future, mysterious character, sent to the past, destiny, mission, terrorism, transsexual, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1981, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 56K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, martial arts, deadly, dishonesty, heroic mission, crimes, politics, imaginary, danger, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.7
 60K
Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, knight, time machine, archaeology, changing the past or future, danger, fish out of water, medieval, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 20th century, 14th century ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, visually appealing, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, teenager, teenage life, time loop, high school, teenage love, friendship, time, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, year 2014, 2000s ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 6K
Retroactive (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, time loop, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, chases and races, nothing goes right, deadly, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, island, survival, kidnapping, rescue, supernatural, isolation, heroic mission, missing person, against the odds, time travel ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, cannibalism, heroes, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, disorder, chaos, mutant, save the world, changing the past or future, danger ...
Time: future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 9K
Doctor Who (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, clock, space and aliens, heroic mission, danger, escapades, rescue, save the world, regeneration, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 1K
Timestalkers (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scott, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph. One of the time travelers is determined to change the course of history, the other to stop him. Scott's ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, old west, mad scientist, anachronism, time traveler, terminator, disorder, chases and races, imaginary, danger, adventure, changing the past or future ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century, 1880s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past, scientist, mad scientist, teenager, adventure, inventions and discoveries, chases and races ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 5K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, escapades, danger, isolation, survival, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 551
Nostradamus (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A medieval cult travels to the 20th centrury and kills people, in an attempt to bring about the end of the world. The policeman Michael Nostrand must stop them, but what does his fate truly hold?
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police investigation, police detective, supernatural, deadly, danger, serial killer, murder, curses spells and rituals, oracle, time machine, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, melancholic, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, assassination, undercover, dolphins, conspiracy, espionage, adventure, political conspiracy, heroic mission, political intrigue, kidnapping, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, suicide, haunted by the past, supernatural, supernatural ability, hopes, profanity, childhood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 20 years after a set of events, the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC), is still going strong. Now Brandon Miller a TEC operative, believes that they have a responsibility to change history hoping that the world will be better but Ryan Chan another ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, heroes, chase, martial arts, race against time, undercover, adventure, crimes, danger, heroic mission, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1880s, 1940s, year 1988 ...
Place: germany, europe, los angeles, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, survival, escapades, hopes, society, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, 1890s, near future ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 101K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, investigation, radio, changing the past or future, rescue, murder, family relations, haunted by the past, hopes, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 60s, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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See You Yesterday (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two teenagers build time machines to save one's brother from being killed by the police.
Style: thought provoking, tense, humorous, touching, exciting
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: time travel, youth, time machine, dishonesty, escapades, saving a life, death, black family, family relations, society, hopes, science ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 533K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, tense, mind bending, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, time paradox, sent to the past, destiny, hitman, mafia, tragedy, organized crime, neo noir, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, evolution, danger, experiment gone awry, survival, disorder, heroic mission, escapades, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 1K
Time Runners (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Time is unraveling, paradoxes are everywhere, and strangers with terrifying technologies are on the hunt. A thrilling, original, ultra indie full-length sci-fi movie that is the story of Sally Biggs, an FBI agent who has the power to rewind time. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: precognition, time travel, changing the past or future, good versus evil, mystery, race against time, rivalry, superhuman powers, law enforcement, danger, imaginary, woman in danger ...
Time: future, year 2003
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 62K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, supernatural, coma, destiny, neo noir, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, time travel, cyborgs, outer space, first contact, sent to the past, space opera, space wars, evil alien, teleportation, attack, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, 24th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: atlantic ocean, russia, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%